includes only one pickup tool. The Porter-Cable comes with a hose and two end fittings. With each of the remaining vacuums, you get a set of standard accessories—straight wands, nozzles and floor sweeps. Optional and replacement accessories are also available.
Special features—A few oi the vacuums deserve special mention for innovative features. The Porter-Cable and Wap have an "auto-start, delayed-stop" feature. With a portable power tool plugged into an outlet on the vacuum, the vacuum turns on when you turn on the tool. Shut the tool off and the vacuum continues to run for a few seconds to clean the hose, then it turns itself off. The Porter-Cable and Wap also feature "anti-Static" hoses that are electrically grounded to the vacuum. They disperse static charges that can build up when you vacuum dry dust.
The Wap's motor has a variable speed control for optimizing the suction on portable tools. The Porter-Cable has a "filter shaker" to clean the secondary pleated filter without removing it
(optional on the Wap) and a foot-operated parking brake.
If you don't have a leaf blower for your yard or sidewalk, you might consider the Dirt Devil and Hoover vacuums. Both have detachable motors that can be converted to blowers fairly easilv.
Our Editors' Choice award goes to the Wap SQI4-AS and to the Porter-Cable 7810. With its super-efficient filter, the Wap is the "cleanest" shop vacuum you can buy. It's also the quietest. The Wap scored highest in bolt pickup and did very well in collecting mixed debris when fitted with a generic
-in.-dia. hose. Factor in the convenience of the autostart, delayed-stop switch, variable speed and durable construction, and you've got a top-notch machine for around $569. On the other hand, Porter-Cable's 7810 has many of the Wap's features but costs about $250 less. Both are winners for quality and performance.
The Best Buy award goes to the Sears 17700. This unit is loud and its filter doesn't stop fine dust very well, but it has plenty of power to collect mixed debris and heavy objects. For around Si00, it's a great value. A
Wake All Your Carbide Blades & Dado Sets
CUT FASTER & SMOOTHER
With K)RResr Factory Sharpening.
W tw it/f is magnified J0-50 time* at our factory to insure the finest t/utility sbtirfwning.
Some local Our factory sharpening. I sharpening with
UT \ Is diamond Sc
Poorly sharpened blades with cause much splintering and burning in your cuts. They also re sharpening more cusmg up the carbide quickly! he n you have to buy MORE EXPENSIVE, NEW BLADES SOONER!
FORREST sharpens, repairs, upgrades & test cuts more than
3000 blades monthly on all makes of regular & concave carbide routers, cutters, and jointer knives. Why not give us a try on your blades? Ship U.P.S. or mail. 3-4 day turnaround is normal.
STANDARD PRICES: Typical 10" x 40T - $15.00: 10" x 60T - $17.75: 10" x 80T - $20.50 Add Return Shipping of $4.50 + $1.00 Each Additional Blade.
tjli /a 11 ■■ 3f or 50 when you mention this ad.
/V ^^ I I O0»*r &*Hf ttrougp tUwmtoer J I, t9Vfx
Phone Toll Free! (800) 733-7111
FORREST MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. 461 RIVER ROAD. CLIFTON. NJ 07014
crcle no 36 ON pfoouct n^orwtcf* form
NOW! Plane, Mold, Sand and Saw with Infinitely Variable Power-Feed!
Put this versatile power-feed tool to work in your own shop. See how-fast it pays for itself! Quickly converts low-cost rough lumber into valuable finished stock, quarter-round, casing, base mold, tongue & groove...all popular patterns...even custom designs!
NEW! Variable Feed Rate - Now, just a twist of the dial adjusts your planer from 70 to over I (XX) cuts-per-inch! Produces a glass-smooth finish on tricky grain patterns no other planer can handle. Phone TOLL-FREE
1-800-821-6651 ext. PY24
WOODMASTER TOOLS, INC., DEPT. PY24 1431 N. TOPPING, KANSAS CITY, MO 64120
Was this article helpful?
Have you ever wanted to begin woodworking at home? Woodworking can be a fun, yet dangerous experience if not performed properly. In The Art of Woodworking Beginners Guide, we will show you how to choose everything from saws to hand tools and how to use them properly to avoid ending up in the ER.